Security personnel at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi opened fire and killed a man who charged them after crashing into a barrier at the base with a car, Navy spokesman Bill Dougherty confirms.
The man, who has been identified as Daniel King, 37, entered NASCC through the South Gate and was chased through the base by NASCC security forces, a press release said. King crashed the vehicle into a barrier at the North Gate, exited the vehicle and charged at security forces, officials said. He was hit by multiple gunshots and was given medical treatment on scene but died from his injuries.
The Navy announced the North Gate will be closed to all traffic through at least President’s Day on Monday.
All personnel, North Gate will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 15, to all traffic. Reminder it will remain closed over the weekend including the holiday, Monday, Feb. 18.
Corpus Christi police said the incident apparently began about 7 a.m. A woman pumping gas at the Stripes Convenience Store at 4700 Everhart at South Padre Island Drive had her vehicle stolen. That four-door Ford Edge appears to be the same one that later crashed into the NAS gate.
The south gate was also closed but has since been reopened.